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People rushing into a shopping mall in the United States to take advantage of the sales on Black Friday in 2013

EtymologyEdit

Blend of affluence +‎ influenza.

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NounEdit

affluenza ‎(uncountable)

  1. A feeling of dissatisfaction, anxiety, etc., caused by the dogged and ongoing pursuit of more goods and possessions.

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

affluenza f ‎(plural affluenze)

  1. attendance, turnout

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